Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

18 Sep 2009

NY Times: Week 2 Matchups

Have you missed the shiny, shadowed circle team logos? They're back! Oh, and Mike wrote some stuff, too.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 18 Sep 2009

13 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2009, 6:18pm by MC2

Comments

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by Keith (1) (not verified) :: Fri, 09/18/2009 - 4:30pm

So many hidden jokes.

Awesome as always, though I think that is the second time you used the "man who shot Plax" joke!

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by Briguy :: Fri, 09/18/2009 - 11:58pm

Yeah it is. It's also the second time it made me laugh out loud.

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by Jim C. (not verified) :: Fri, 09/18/2009 - 4:55pm

So Kevin Kolb is Neil Young? Or is he just Dallas Taylor?

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by Sifter :: Fri, 09/18/2009 - 5:32pm

Enjoyed it Mike, quite a few good lines and decent previews to boot - the way it should be!

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by Tofino :: Sat, 09/19/2009 - 12:51am

Very good, and the comments below the article are good fun as well!

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by jpg30@earthlink.net :: Fri, 09/18/2009 - 5:46pm

That's some pretty cryptic material written there, Mike. I thought I was reading a New Yorker piece. Even the little officials at the top looked like one of their cartoons.

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by Moddey_Dhoo :: Fri, 09/18/2009 - 6:19pm

What really disappointed me was the necessity of the link for Kubla Khan. At least it was the poem and not a wikipedia article about the poem.

Otherwise it was great.

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by MC2 :: Sun, 09/20/2009 - 6:18pm

I would have really been impressed if it was a link to the song instead.

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by Opiegrey :: Sat, 09/19/2009 - 12:37am

Anyone find it curious that the Browns logo looks just like an original Advil?

Great stuff Mike, and I too was curious if you were intending the comparison of Kolb and Young with the Helpless line. I think the Eagles would be downright giddy if they lucked into Neil Young leading their band...

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by Dr. Mathematician in Disguise, Poet at Heart (not verified) :: Sat, 09/19/2009 - 10:22am

Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Edwin Abbott Abbott in just the first three previews... awe-inspiring.

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by coltrane23 :: Sat, 09/19/2009 - 1:30pm

Sometimes I think these articles ought to be annotated, like the textbooks in college, just so we can appreciate all the hidden humor. Enjoyable read as always, even though I'm sure I missed a couple of good laughs.

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by slypumpkin :: Sun, 09/20/2009 - 12:58am

"The Jaguars must solve their perpendicular predicament quickly, before Garrard starts dumping off to the polygons of Flatland."

That had me laughing so hard. I love that novel!

You can point out my spelling errors, but I'm still going to point out the truth.

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by Josh :: Sun, 09/20/2009 - 12:14pm

One nitpick: There never was an Adelphi Stadium. There was an Adelphia Coliseum, and now there is an LP Field.